Global Secretariat

The GOPAC Global Secretariat is the professional hub of GOPAC’s worldwide network.  The Global Secretariat leads GOPAC’s global projects, maintains our relations with other international and multilateral institutions, and supports our regional and national chapters.  It also co-ordinates the work of our Global Task Forces across borders, implements the policies of the Board of Directors, and works with the Executive Committee to maintain accountability to our members and our partners in the international system.  Finally, the Global Secretariat is the repository of GOPAC’s legal instruments, records, and archives. The offices of the Global Secretariat are in Ottawa, Canada and Jakarta, Indonesia.



Akaash Maharaj addressing the United Nations

Akaash Maharaj
Chief Executive Officer

Akaash has been involved in advancing the public good throughout his professional and voluntary life. A frequent contributor to international debate, his articles have been published in newspapers across the world, he has served as a regular broadcast essayist with TVOntario, and Maclean’s magazine named him one of Canada’s 50 “most well-known and respected personalities”. As an athlete, he was a triple gold medallist at the international championships of Equestrian Skill-at-Arms. He earned his MA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Oxford University, where he was the first overseas student elected president of the university’s student government. He has been decorated twice in Canada’s national honours, for services to international peace and for services to the integrity of sport. He is fluent in English and French. His personal web site is Practical Idealism.

Marie Perrier de la Bathie
Private Secretary

Marie assists our CEO with project management of GOPAC’s global initiatives, and with the coordination our professionals in the field. She studied Archeology, and maintains an interest in the history of ancient Carthage. She is also an accomplished harpist.

Amalie von Fürstenberg
Assistant Private Secretary

Amalie manages scheduling, special projects, and correspondence, and supports our missions with partner organizations.



Endah Retnoastuti
Executive Director

Endah T. D. Retnoastuti has worked for GOPAC since the establishment of Indonesia Chapter in 2012. When the GOPAC Secretariat office was opened in Jakarta in 2016, she became its Executive Director. She is also the Head of Bureau of Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation of the Indonesian House of Representatives. She has master degree in Development Studies from Massey University, New Zealand.

Heriyono A. Anggoro
Senior Project Manager

Asti Asak
Project Officer

Anindita Kusuma Listya
Project Officer